The future: CloudOS

5 Reasons Why You Will Enjoy Using the new Swordfish API

Hello everyone, Taking this opportunity to inform you about one of the projects I am working on is a...

Author: Hector A Linares [MSFT] Date: 09/20/2016

3 Great Reasons to Work in System Center's Storage Management Team - Calling all Developers

I started at Microsoft in July 2007 as a program manager. My new job also required re-locating to...

Author: hector.linares Date: 07/11/2014

On the road for MMS and TechEd 2013

MMS and TechEd season is here and in full swing. MMS in Vegas was a great success and I really...

Author: hector.linares Date: 05/28/2013

Simplicity is Key to Private Cloud from Microsoft (cross post)

Source:http://community.brocade.com/community/brocadeblogs/data_center/blog/2012/04/25/simplicity-is...

Author: hector.linares Date: 04/30/2012

FI-B322 - Scripts used during MMS 2012 PowerShell session

Hello everyone, For all of those attending MMS 2012, hope you are having a great week! As promised...

Author: hector.linares Date: 04/16/2012

Analyzing Storage Performance using the Windows Performance Analysis ToolKit (WPT) (cross post)

Excellent post by Robert Smith, PFE: Introduction Performance problems, especially as they may...

Author: hector.linares Date: 03/10/2012

SC 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager Storage Automation with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3

IBM recently announced support for SC 2012 - VMM storage automation with the IBM XIV storage system...

Author: hector.linares Date: 02/09/2012

SC 2012 VMM ships with a new service called the Storage Management Service which communicates with...

Author: hector.linares Date: 12/08/2011

Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management

Great post from Jeffrey Snover Windows Server 8 is a cloud optimized OS. You’ve probably heard...

Author: hector.linares Date: 11/14/2011

SCVMM 2012: Live from SNIA SMILab Plugfest – Creating 50 VMs using SAN based Rapid Provisioning

Today is the 4th and final day of the SNIA SMILab plugfest. One of the tests we use to validate...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/20/2011

SCVMM 2012 Quick Tip: Finding which storage arrays a Hyper-V host can see

SNIA SMI Lab kicked off the 4th and final plugfest for 2011 this week. Microsoft is here along with...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/18/2011

Windows 8 #bldwin - Haters are gonna hate (bye bye iDevice)

Some of these comments I have seen on FB and Twitter are just silly. For those that think "this is...

Author: hector.linares Date: 09/13/2011

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 RC - now available for download

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithcombs/archive/2011/09/09/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-vmm-2...

Author: hector.linares Date: 09/08/2011

Loading VMM and vSphere cmdlets into the same PowerShell Console

Hello everyone, This is Hector Linares, Program Manager for storage automation and with help from...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/23/2011

List all the VMs hosted on a specific SAN array

Hey everyone, While preparing for my TechReady session, I reached out to a fellow dev on the team to...

Author: hector.linares Date: 07/26/2011

How much faster is IE10 compared to IE9, Chrome 11, and FireFox 4

So I downloaded and installed the IE10 Platform Preview today and started to check out what's new....

Author: hector.linares Date: 04/13/2011

Storage Automation in VMM 2012 - Overview

Hi, I am Hector Linares, Senior Program Manager on the SCVMM team. This blog is an overview of the...

Author: hector.linares Date: 04/07/2011

Funny stuff on the internet (positive demos of Hyper-V Dynamic Memory by the competition)

Hey everyone, There is so much random stuff on the web these days. Some content is good for a laugh...

Author: hector.linares Date: 04/01/2011

Using SCVMM 2012, NetApp SMI-S provider, and Visio to visualize storage

Hello everyone, So the VMM team finally announced BETA at MMS in March. One request we heard from...

Author: hector.linares Date: 03/30/2011

Case of the Unexplained: Lost Client Connections

At TechEd Berlin I had the opportunity to present a VMM performance troubleshooting case study in...

Author: hector.linares Date: 12/06/2010

How to list VMs by the virtual network they are connected to

This is from an internal question I replied to. This is a simply script given as a starting point...

Author: hector.linares Date: 06/25/2010

Domain Join on a Win2k3 VMWare VM from template does not work

The product team is still investigating this issue to come up with a viable solution. Its worth...

Author: hector.linares Date: 06/25/2010

P2V fails, if App-V is installed on source machine

VMM P2V agent does not like the App-V virtual drive. I was able to repro the following issue using...

Author: hector.linares Date: 06/25/2010

Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 by Michael Michael and Hector Linares is now available on...

Author: hector.linares Date: 12/10/2009

Comparison: SCVMM P2V and Sysinternals Disk2VHD

Sysinterals recently released a free P2V. The comparison table below is for your reference to help...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/26/2009

Recovering VM that has snapshots but no Hyper-V Export file (last resort)

If you need to quickly recover a VM that has snapshots but no export file, you can use the commands...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/24/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM is now available

Download the eval of SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM -...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/24/2009

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Volume Activation Deployment Guide Published

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772269.aspx Includes KMS client setup keys. Useful when...

Author: hector.linares Date: 07/20/2009

Quick Storage Migration

Excellent post from Edwin Yuen on Quick Storage Migration (QSM):...

Author: hector.linares Date: 06/27/2009

SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

Today the SCVMM team released SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here....

Author: hector.linares Date: 06/08/2009

How to replicate VMM templates from one Library server to another Library Server programmatically?

Many customers ask how they can replicate VMM templates to other Library servers (within a single...

Author: hector.linares Date: 11/21/2008

How to change default P2V port

VMM2008 will block P2V on source machines with an SSL cert registered on 443. To change the default...

Author: hector.linares Date: 11/13/2008

Error (12709) The operation on did not complete successfully because of the error: Server sent disconnect message

When you perform a V2V from a VMware host and I get the following error: Error (12709)The operation...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/23/2008

Deploying a new VM from template in VMM requires a PID for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008... but your environment uses KMS for activation

Check out the following document for a set of public PIDs that you can use in the OS profile:...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/21/2008

SCVMM2008 RTM

Please continue reading more on Rakesh's blog:...

Author: hector.linares Date: 10/21/2008

New VM from template fails with "Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]..."

VMM uses Template objects to deploy new VMs from templates stored in the Library. To automate the...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/22/2008

Migrating VS2005 VM with VM Additions (13.813+) installed to Hyper-V using VMM

VMM 2008 automates the uninstall of Virtual Server VM Additions (version 13.813+) and installation...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/21/2008

Digging deeper into: Error (13206) Virtual Machine Manager cannot locate the boot or system volume on virtual machine

When creating a new VM from scratch with a blank VHD or a VHD with a non-Windows OS, you will get...

Author: hector.linares Date: 08/21/2008

Using a static MAC range in VMM

VMM has a new cmdlet to get the next available MAC from the static pool: New-PhysicalAddress. When...

Author: hector.linares Date: 05/07/2008